Monday 21st May 2018
Daisy & Ollie inks new international broadcast deals with Finland’s YLE and Russia’s CLS Media
Following a successful UK launch on popular preschool channel, Cartoonito in November 2017, our top rated 2D animation, Daisy & Ollie is growing from strength to strength.
In March 2018, we signed two new broadcast deals with YLE in Finland and CLS Media in Russia, with more new episodes due to air exclusively on Cartoonito throughout the year.
Our pre-school show Daisy & Ollie, featuring comedian Jason Manford as both voice talent and executive producer, encourages young children to be curious and question the world around them. It returned exclusively to Cartoonito on 26th March with 13 x 7’ much-anticipated brand new episodes after becoming the channel’s number one show during its launch last year.
YLE, Finland’s national public broadcaster and leading channel for children’s programming, will air the pre-school animation from late Summer 2018. It fits perfectly with the YLE’s ethos as it is educational and relatable, helping parents out with just some of the 400 questions a day the average four-year-old asks.
Russia’s CLS Media is an independent distribution and licensing company based in Moscow, which will distribute the show through digital broadcast platforms for territories including Russia, Baltics, Ukraine, Moldova, and Central Asian Territories.
It was wonderful to announce new international sales for Daisy & Ollie and in return receive brilliant press coverage in international television titles such as Worldscreen, C21 and TBI Vision. The announcement also ran in Licensing Today Worldwide, Licensing Source and Prolific North.
The new deals and brilliant coverage are indicative of the quality of the series and its ability to translate and appeal to a global market.
We are very much looking forward to securing more international territories in the future, so stay tuned.